These are some of our very first impressions when we book one among some hundreds Laos tours we found on the internet. The first feeling was nervous then we realized that this country would never fail anyone at all. First time for everything We went to Vientiane by bus and got there at one of the station lying just approximately 10 km away from the center and. We had to pay 20.000 Kips per pax to hit town. Here we began to realize that traveling around Laos was not very cheap. After the drive into town we took a walk around to look for a place to stay but almost places were either full or the room rates were too high. Finally we found a hotel for 60.000 Kips per night, a doubled room on the highest floor. The rooms were decorated wooden with cheap unclean beds and out-of-oder fans but it would work until we found another hotel the next after. We were starved by the time so we went out for some food. We dropped into a tiny family restaurant and had some noodles, poultry and rice. The food in those restaurants was very delicious with a fair price. After a good meal we continued the very first Laos tours of ours looking for another hotel. We eventually met a couple who were on our bus to Vientiane so we sat down and had a few drinking before passing the road and eat some more then returned to our hotel. We were sitting outside the hotel when talking to a German guy and drinking beer. He made up his mind telling us the story of his life like how he made lots of money with his lucky deal and how he was staying in Vientiane. However he was just some sort of a gentleman Know-It-All and a bit of talkative! A nice sunny day before departure The next day was a brighter day in our Laos tours when we passed by the Normandy Bakery. They have greatest bread in Laos and so we ordered a dish of stuffed sandwich with bacon, cheese and some vegetables. Our breakfast was awesome despite a lack of bacon on the platter but it had taught us with a little of culture. From the bakery we walked to the Laos National Museum which is just a couple of blocks away. The museum had lots of exciting archaeological displays but the hints and descriptionss on the revolution were too one-sided. It took us nearly an hour to get through the building so we took off for another drink to get rid of the heat in the afternoon. We planned to leave Vientiane the following day and head to Vangvieng as part of our Laos tours. We bought tickets to Vangvieng on the next day and on the 19th we took the 4-hour bus ride to the north where there was Vangvieng, right after we had the last hearty and yummy breakfast at Normandy Bakery. We just recommended booking Laos tours from a company if you don’t want to wander around a strange country and live another life in a few days then leaving just like that. However, farewell Vientiane!